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Wednesday, Apr 26
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
5:00 PM Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase
5:30 PM Discussion: The Rise of the Global South
6:15 PM Music: Courtly Noyse
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Thursday, Apr 27
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
3:30 PM El Dia De Los Ninos, El Día De Los Libros
6:00 PM Talk: The State and Dalit Christians in India, a People Under Duress
7:00 PM Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Friday, Apr 28
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
7:00 AM Gateway Conversations Symposium
5:30 PM House of Norway: Movie Night
7:00 PM Opera: La Traviata
8:00 PM The Hutchins Consort: Immigrants
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Saturday, Apr 29
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 AM Gateway Conversations Bus Tour
11:00 AM Keyip! Kechuw! Reading Program
2:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
6:00 PM SD Women's Chorus Sings For Women In Poverty
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
8:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
Sunday, Apr 30
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM House of Denmark Lawn Program
2:00 PM Opera: La Traviata
2:00 PM Stage: Edo Marionettes from Japan
2:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
5:00 PM Stage: Edo Marionettes from Japan
7:00 PM Stage: Red Velvet
7:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Monday, May 1
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 2
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lecture Series: From Sinai to Seinfeld
7:00 PM Lecture Series: From Sinai to Seinfeld
Wednesday, May 3
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Thursday, May 4
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Friday, May 5
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
6:30 PM Modern Japan Concert Series
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Saturday, May 6
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
8:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Sunday, May 7
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
2:00 PM Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Monday, May 8
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
Tuesday, May 9
All Day Ongoing and Extended Events
10:00 AM Lecture Series: From Sinai to Seinfeld
7:00 PM Lecture Series: From Sinai to Seinfeld
Calendar

< Saturday, February 25, 2017 >


All Day Ongoing and Extended Events

Stage

Red Velvet
Until April 30, 2017

Stage: Travels with My Aunt
Until May 7, 2017

Exhibitions and Art

Layers of Brilliance
Until April 30, 2017

Japanese Style Pottery Show
Until April 30, 2017

Tools & Utensils - The Beauty Of Objects From The World's Kitchens And Workshops
Until April 30, 2017

Sherlock Holmes And The Clocktower Mystery
Until June 4, 2017

American and European Folk Art
Until June 18, 2017

American And European Folk Art From The Permanent Collection
Until June 25, 2017

Barrio Art Crawl
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month

Art of East Asia
Until December 31, 2019

Arts of Iran
Until January 31, 2019

'Radical Machines' - Chinese Typewriter Exhibit
Ongoing until April 16, 2017

Stones In The Meadow
Ongoing until March 31, 2017

Dimensions Of Black: A Collaboration With The San Diego African American Museum Of Fine Art
Ongoing until April 30, 2017

'Every Which Way' Exhibition
Ongoing until April 9, 2017

Art Of The 20th Century
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

German Expressionism
Ongoing until December 31, 2019

Dan McCleary, Etchings And Studies: Taller De Grabado Oaxaca 2000 - 2016
Ongoing until April 9, 2017

Cannibals

Art Exhibition: Kulvinder Kaur Dhew & Bruce Dehnert
Ongoing until April 26, 2017

Art Exhibition: Louis M. Schmidt 'Persons Unknown'
Ongoing until April 23, 2017

San Diego Potters' Guild Presents 'East-West'
Ongoing until April 3, 2017

Noé Olivas Quinceañera Project
Ongoing until April 30, 2017

Kanban, Traditional Shop Signs Of Japan
Ongoing until October 8, 2017

Kids

Kids Meet Mandarin
Ongoing Fridays

Chinese Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Spanish Storytime
Ongoing Mondays

Bilingual Storytime
Ongoing Fridays

Classes and Workshops

Tai Chi Workshop
Ongoing Saturdays

Shakespeare&Tea
Ongoing Sundays

African Dance Class
Ongoing Sundays

Dancing With The Brush: Chinese Brush Painting And Calligraphy
Ongoing Tuesdays

Middle-Eastern Drum and Belly Dance Class
Ongoing Mondays

Salsa Class
Ongoing Tuesdays

Urban Art & More
Ongoing Tuesdays

Mandarin Meetup
Ongoing Wednesdays

French Conversation Class: "Le Polar Dans Tous Ses Etats"
Ongoing until March 29, 2017

French For Foodies: A Table!
Ongoing until March 30, 2017

Cultural Tours and Excursions

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum & Garden Tour
Ongoing, every 1st Saturday of each month

Little Italy Culinary Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Asian Pacific Historical District Walking Tour
Ongoing, every 2nd Saturday of each month.

Lucha Libre Mexican Wrestling in Tijuana
Ongoing, Select Fridays

Tijuana Street Art Trek with Panca
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Street Eats
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Brewery Tour
Ongoing, Select Saturdays

Tijuana Market Hop
Ongoing, Select Sundays

Tijuana Seafood Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Foodie Adventure
Ongoing Saturdays,Tuesdays,Sundays

Ensenada Mexico Pacific Ocean Coastal Tour

Baja Mexico Grand Tour

Tijuana Foodie Adventures

Brews + Chews & Views: Tijuana Walking Tour
Ongoing Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Other

Jane Austen's Emma, English High Tea And Dinner Theater
Until April 2, 2017

Tea with The Bard
Ongoing, first Sunday of each month

Kirtan Musical Meditation
Ongoing, Thursdays

Frankie & Maria's Italian Wedding, A Not-So-Ordinary Interactive Dinner Theater
Ongoing, Saturdays, Fridays

Jewish Film Festival
Ongoing, Everyday

Belly Dance Greek Dinner Show
Ongoing, Fridays, Saturdays

Haad Sai Thai Food
Ongoing, Thursday

10:00 AM World Thinking Day Join KPBS and the Girl Scouts of San Diego at the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum for this annual event exploring world cultures! Enjoy traditional performances, ethnic food, and interactive activities from around the globe.

Admission/Cost: Free - $6

Location:
San Diego Children's Discovery Museum
320 North Broadway
Escondido, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 25 - 10:00 AM
Section 1: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Please RSVP
Section 2: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Please RSVP

For more information, please call (760) 233-7755
11:00 AM Japanese Brush Painting Art Exhibition Join the Friends of Taka Sumi-e brush painting society as they explore The Year of the Rooster in Asian style paintings, fashion, painting demonstrations, music, and more. The exhibition takes place in Room 101. This is the 15th annual show for Friends of Taka members, who are also San Diego Community College Continuing Education students.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Casa del Prado
1800 El Prado
San Diego, CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 25 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1:00 PM Lumpia Fest Come and sample lumpia creations and other specialty food items (not just lumpia) from San Diego's most creative restaurants while enjoying music, entertainment, and a lumpia eating contest!

Admmision/Cost: FREE
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT


Location:
Mira Mesa Community Park
8575 New Salem Street
San Diego, CA
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Saturday, February 25 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.lumpiafest.com
2:00 PM Stage: The Illusion North Coast Repertory Theatre stages Tony Kushner's free adaptation of Pierre Corneille's 17th century tragicomedy. Pridamant's son disappeared. Pridamant and Dorante try to discover why. Maybe a magician can help? David Ellenstein directs.

Admission/Cost: $42 - $53

Location:
North Coast Repertory Theatre
987-D Lomas Santa Fe Drive
Solana Beach, CA 92075
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Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, February 24 until Sunday, March 19 - 2017

Wednesdays and Sundays - 7:00 PM
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.northcoastrep.org
2:00 PM Stage: Bocon For four performances only, Bocon, San Diego's newest company, dedicated to theater for youth, presents its inaugural production, also called Bocon. Lisa Loomer's play tells the story of Miguel, a "big-mouthed boy on a magical and treacherous journey from his home in Central America across the border of lights into the United States, with his guitar in hand." Artistic Director Crystal Mercado directs.

Admission/Cost: $5 - $10

Location:
Sweetwater High School
2900 Highland Avenue
National City, CA 91950
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Dates and times:
Thursday, February 23 - 7:00 PM
Friday, February 24 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 25 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 6:00 PM
2:00 PM Chinese Computing and the Future of I.T. Are the 75,000 characters in the Chinese language impediments to the fast-moving nature of modern technology, or are Chinese typists ushering in the future of computing? Tom Mullaney, associate professor of Chinese history at Stanford University, explores these questions through his captivating research of Chinese telegraphs, typewriters and computers.

Mullaney will be joined by Scott Klemmer, associate professor and co-director of the Design Lab at UC San Diego, to discuss what the story of these objects tells us about the relationships between language, coding and the richer ways we communicate and solve problems in the 21st century.

After the conversation, participants are invited to view the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum's pioneering exhibit from Mullaney's collection, the world's largest, of Chinese and Pan-Asian typewriter and I.T. artifacts.

Schedule:
2:00 PM - Presentation
2:30 PM - Conversation and Q&A
3:30 PM - Exhibit Tour

Location:
The Chuang Archive and Learning Center
541 2nd Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
MAP

Saturday, February 25 - 2:00 PM

For more information and registration, please visit: www.calendar.ucsd.edu
6:00 PM Kummbafest Gospel Night: Black to Power For 25 years, the accomplishments, artistry and views of the African-American community have been center stage at the Kuumbafest held annual at the San Diego Repertory Theatre during Black History Month. This year is no different, as Kuumbafest 2017: Black to Power will bring together a collective group of gifted individuals for all over the county to take part in the four day Kuumbafest extravaganza with its traditional finale, a gospel concert. The 2017 Gospel Night performances will feature artists from far and nears and includes M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records recording artists, Men 4 Christ, the Shekinah Missionaries, Full Gospel Ensemble, Grace Covenant, Jeremy Gaddy and Priesthood, Alexi Joi, and Robert Earl Dean.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Lyceum Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101
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Dates and times:
Thursday, February 23 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday, February 24 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 25 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
7:00 PM Author Talk With Luis Alberto Urrea "Into the Beautiful North" is about nineteen-year old Nayeli who lives in Tres Camarones, a Mexican town nearly empty of men, including Nayeli's father, after most have gone to the U.S. to seek work. Inspired by the classic film, "The Magnificent Seven," Nayeli and her three closest friends are commissioned by the new village president, to travel north into the U.S. to bring back men to protect their town from encroaching drug dealers.

In this classic quest tale, Luis Alberto Urrea uses humor and compassion to address issues of cultural differences and depict the many borders in life that both divide and connect.

Seating is limited. Free tickets, limited two per person, will be distributed beginning at 3:00 PM. .

Admission/Cost: FREE

Location:
Carlsbad City Library
1775 Dove Ln.
Carlsbad, CA
MAP

Saturday, February 25 - 7:00 PM

For more information, please call (760) 602-2049
7:30 PM Stage: Ajax The Old Globe & University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program present Maura Giles Watson's world premiere translation of Sophocles' mighty tragedy about the Greek's second greatest warrior at Troy. When Achillies dies, Ajax assumes he's next in line to wear the slain hero's armor. Agamemnon and Menelaus think otherwise, Ajax goes insane, then comes to his scattered senses. Ray Chambers and Lisa Berger direct.

Admission/Cost: $8 - $10

Location:
University of San Diego
5998 Alcalà Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 25 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 26 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, February 28 - 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 1 - 7:30 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiego.edu
7:30 PM Stage: The Matsuyama Mirror A Japanese folktale fantasy for all ages. In this coming-of-age story, a young woman copes with the loss of her mother by escaping into the beautiful world she sees in her magic mirror. Award-winning playwright Velina Hasu Houston reimagines this Japanese fairy tale for the stage in a local premiere directed by Peter Cirino.

Admission/Cost: General - $17, Students, Seniors, and Active Military - $15

Location:
School of Theatre, Television, and Film
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
MAP

Dates and times:
Ongoing from Friday, February 17 to Sunday February 26
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30 PM
Sundays - 2:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.ttf.sdsu.edu
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Irving Flores Latin Jazz Quartet Flores performs original compositions and jazz standards.

Admission/Cost: $10

Location:
Harbor Music Hall
1506 India Street
San Diego,CA
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Dates and times:
Saturday, February 11 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Saturday, February 25 - 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

For more information, please call (619) 450-7926
8:00 PM Music: The Chieftains Throughout their storied 52-year career, The Chieftains have secured six Grammy Awards and have been nominated 18 times. The traditional Irish band is led by Paddy Moloney, master of the pipes and tin whistle, and is backed by Matt Molloy on flute, and Kevin Conneff on bodhran drum. The Chieftains have amassed a dizzyingly varied resume - collaborating with the Rolling Stones, The Decemberists, Bon Iver, and Ziggy Marley - helping to popularize Irish music across the globe. "The Chieftains have always aimed high," wrote a Boston Globe critic. "From the start, they sought to bring traditional Irish music out of the pubs and into theaters and opera houses around the world. They've done that with style."

Admission/Cost: $20 - $60

Location:
Jacobs Music Center
750 B Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 25 - 8:00 PM

For more information, please visit: www.sandiegosymphony.org
9:00 PM Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras Brazilian Productions is thrilled to announce its amazing All Star Brazilian Band with Musical Director Denys Cristian, members of Olodum and lead singer Amauri de Jesus straight form Rio de Janeiro!Celebrating 100 years of Samba & our 25th Annual San Diego Brazilian Carnival, We Bring Brazil Back 2U AGAIN!An Unforgettable Evening with Non Stop Partying!- Electrifying Acrobatic Capoeira;
- Stunning Samba Dancers;
- DJ Potira straight from LA;
- Authentic Brazilian Delicious Appetizers;
- Amazing Raffle, Enter to win a R/T to Rio de Janeiro Courtesy of Copa Airlines & Brazilian Productions;
- Add ON Samba Class from 8 to 9 :00 PM -> Come join us for a Fun Beginners Class to warm up for the Night!

Admission/Cost: $25 - $30

Location:
Horizon Park Chapel
590 Fir Street
San Diego, CA 92101
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Saturday, February 25 - 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM
11:55 PM Japanese Film: My Neighbor Totoro Hayao Miyazaki's "My Neighbor Totoro"

Ken Cinema's Saturday midnight movies series continues with a variety of classic films and cult favorites.

Admission/Cost: $8.50

Location:
Ken Cinema
4061 Adams Avenue
San Diego, CA 92116
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Saturday, February 25 - 11:55 PM (with subtitles)
Sunday, February 26, - 11:00 AM (dubbed in English)

For more information, please visit: www.landmarktheatres.com
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